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Hardcover Eyewitness: Baseball Book

ISBN: 0789452413

ISBN13: 9780789452412

Eyewitness: Baseball

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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, "Eyewitness Books" provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. With information on everything from bats and balls to great players and World Series games, this completely revised edition of "Eyewitness: Baseball" includes all-new spreads on the minor leagues, college baseball, and more.

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This heavily illustrated A to Z look at baseball will thrill the young, budding aficionado! PLAY BA

If you have a budding baseball fan in your household, this is one book that you may have difficulty passing up. This is a book where you're going to find everything you'll ever want to know about the game from its history to a close up look at the insides of a baseball. Well, perhaps that is a bit of seventh inning stretch, but you get the idea. If you've seen the earlier edition of the DK baseball book, you'll understand what you are getting into only this one has an extra bonus. You will also be getting a large dollop of clip art and a fold-out wall chart. So, what exactly will you find in this book? Batter up for a look at . . . Base ball beginnings Birth of the pros The Babe The Major Leagues The diamond Bats and balls Baseball gloves Hats and helmets Uniforms Pitching Catching Infield and outfield Batting Baserunning Managers and coaches Hey, Blue! (Umpires) Cards and stats The minor leagues International baseball The Negro Leagues College baseball A kid's game Women in baseball Ballparks The Baseball Hall of Fame Spring training World Series history World Series heroes The home run Did you know? (Fact and trivia questions/answers) Baseball calendar/Baseball's all-time greats In the back you'll also find an index, a glossary, a list of places to visit and additional recommended websites to explore! This heavily illustrated A to Z look at baseball will thrill the young, budding aficionado. From the beginning reader to the more confident one, youngsters will find hours of enjoyment in these pages. Each section is briefly, but clearly and concisely covered. The illustrations, art reproductions, photographs of ephemera, diagrams, player pics and other instructional matter are quite generous. The set up is very busy and the individual reader can take from this book what they desire. The CD in this book has an extraordinary array of clip art from this book that can be used by the reader and enables him or her to get a real close up view of its illustrations. This book is intended for the young baseball fan, but by no means let that stop you from having an enjoyable read!

Great value of my purchase

Love the book and got it within 2 days after I ordered. I will purchase from this company again.

Part history of baseball and part how-to-play-the-game

There is a little bit about everything in "Eyewitness: Baseball." Ultimately, James Kelley's book focuses as much on how the game is played as its history. So while there are chapters on Babe Ruth, World Series Heroes and the Baseball hall of Fame, young readers will also learn about bats and balls, baserunning, baseball cards and statistics. There are sections on Little League, Women in Baseball, the Negro Leagues, and International Baseball. Like I said, young readers will learn a little bit about many different facets of the game. There are dozens of photographs, not only of great players but various types of equipment and memorabilia. One of the nice touches are the little notational details which are used to explain the mechanics of Raul Mondesi throwing the ball in from right field, that Jackie Robinson never played the outfield despite what it says on his 1954 Topps baseball card, and points out the Carlton Fisk's bat in a photo of him urging his home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. While it is true that the more you already know about baseball the more you will enjoy this illustrated extravaganza, it will also serve to let younger fans know all the rich history of the game that is out there for them to explore because for every photograph of a contemporary superstar like Mark McGwire and Derek Jeter there are pictures of Grover Cleveland Alexander and Yogi Berra. I was surprised that a single book would try to both educate youngsters about the history fo the game and instruct them on how to improve their play, but "Eyewitness: Baseball" actually succeeds in doing a bit of both.

Eyewitness books: Baseball

My 4 year old loves for us to read this to him before bed. He loves the pictures and we find the writing interesting. A great find.

It's a homerun!

I'd been trying to teach my six-year old son about the game when I came across this book. It really helped explain how everything works and the pictures were a perfect way to keep him engaged. It even taught me some stuff I didn't know!
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